REASONS YOU SHOULD GO HIKING

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There is this particular saying which acclaims tbat 'health is wealth'. This is nothing short of the truth, for it is only a healthy person that can get the chance to make wealth and enjoy the wealth he or she makes. Sometimes living a healthy life does not cost much Our body requires maintenance, which is why many people exercise daily. It is okay to eat healthy food. It is even wonderful to go on a diet, but doing all that without exercise might actually be a terrible waste of time, which one might unfortunately discover in the long run. Exercising a lot is one of the sure ways one can go through in attaining a healthy lifestyle. One very simple, cost effective exercise that can raise one's activity level in addition to the provision of a lot of health benefits is hiking. You life may actually be prolonged as a result of the countless health benefits you can get from hiking. Of course, you are expected to listen to your doctor and adjust your hiking plans accordingly to achieve a good result without complications.

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Hiking, as an activity can be streneous on the body. This is why any new hiker is advised to start slowly and build gradually, this is especially necessary if you are not in a good shape. Get yourself a good durable pair of strongly made shoes and find out everything you need to know about it. Test those shoes against your feet to see if they will cause you blisters and trouble along the way. It is important that you wear a pair of boots in which your feet are comfortable before you set up on a hike as your legs will be in those shoes for quite a while, in fact for the duration of the hike. Hiking trails differ based on their intensity rating, so getting a hiking guide is needful if you are to begin at the right level. If you have any health challenges like diabetes or a heart disease, or you are pregnant, consult your doctor before you start hiking. Your doctor's advice will have a lot of impact on the preplanned hike; on whether or not it will hold at all; or if it holds, how intense it will be or not.

Here are some reasons why you should jump

at every opportunity to go hiking:

BETTERMENT OF YOUR OVERALL HEALTH
The centres for Disease Control and Prevention says that Medium-intensity aerobic exercise is okay for most people. This means that quite a number of people can go hiking without any having problems with their health, rather they actually add to it and ultimately increase their lifespan.
DECREASES POSSIBILITY OF GETTING A CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
Your cardiovascular system can be kept in shape by hiking. Also your high-density lipoprotein levels can be raised through regular exercise, like constant hiking, and your triglyceride level can be lowered the same way. This decreases the possibility of you suffering a stroke, a high blood pressure or a heart attack.

HELPS IN THE FORESTALLING AND MANAGEMENT OF DIABETES
It can do this by bringing down your blood sugar levels. During hiking, your muscles receive a workout which causes a movement of glucose for energy from your bloodstream.

YOUR ENERGY LEVEL CAN BE BOOSTED BY HIKING
Exercises, like hiking, that strengthen the heart and lungs increase the amount of oxygen and energy that gets to your muscles, other body tissues and organs. Your muscles and lungs are strengthened by a boost.

CALORIES ARE BURNED

With a regular hiking regimen you can easily control your weight. This is possible because hiking burns calories; a diabetic person may begin at a pace of 2 miles per hour. Approximately 240 calories are burned by a 150 pound person per hour. It is best to begin slowly, and go gradually go up from 30 minutes to 60 minutes everyday. The more the hike, the more calories you burn and the less are the risks of your becoming obese.
BONE DENSITY IS INCREASED

Through hiking, one can combat two health menaces: osteoporosis and arthritis. Constant hiking can strengthen the bones and slow down bone loss. According to the CDC, if you are arthritic, hiking for 150 minutes every week can keep your joints flexible and avert stiffness of the joints.

DECREASES THE POSSIBILITY OF CANCER

With hiking, you can cut down your chances of developing some cancers. People who exercise regularly ha e a lower risk of developing breast cancer and colon cancer. Regular physical exercise, such as hiking, can also keep you less at risk of developing lung cancer and endometrial cancer.

IMPROVES YOUR MOOD

Hiking through a beautiful, natural area, like the woods can bring you calmness and give your spirits a lift. Take a hike through a scenic environment and watch your worries fly away and your stress relieved for a while. You can even find time to socialize with people and exchange ideas with them if you are hiking in a group. It also helps you make friends, I cannot say the sane for someone staying indoors.

CURES INSOMNIA

If you are the kind that finds it hard to sleep, you may discover that sleep will come to you more easily after a refreshing hike. To go sleep faster and reduce insomnia hike constantly so you can enjoy a proper sleep.

PROVIDES VITAMIN D

Vitamin D is an important nutrient that helps in strengthening your muscles and bones. Vitamin D can be gotten from a lot of fortified foods, but the perfect source is the sun. To maintain your vitamin D levels, you need only ten minutes of direct sunshine.